FlexAdvantage Blog

4
Apr

Next Steps in Bond Trading: All-to-All Matching Catching on?

Corporate bond trading platforms are in the news again. Platforms that have launched innovative all-to-all trading protocols are attracting buy-side firms to their venues. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

1
Feb

FlexTrade Appoints Matthew York Product Owner — Fixed Income

FlexTrade today announced the appointment of Matthew York as Product Owner – Fixed Income. Based in the company’s London office, York will lead product and business development for FlexTrade’s fixed income trading solutions.

3
Jan

Our Top 10 FlexAdvantage Blog Stories for 2016

It’s been an interesting year for the FlexAdvantage blog’s coverage of industry news. From government regulations, such as MiFID II, Last Look, Tick Pilot and Maker Taker, to buy-side involvement in FX and Fixed Income as well as a 20th Anniversary celebration with FlexTrade. Here is our countdown of the Top 10 FlexAdvantage Blog posts for 2016.

29
Jun

MiFID II: Brexit, Pain Points and Other Hurdles

The UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union sent a shock through financial markets, but will it throw Britain’s compliance with MiFID II into a tailspin? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

6
Jun

Raising the Curtain on Treasuries

U.S. regulators are pushing for more transparency into the $13 trillion US Treasury market after several regulatory agencies found that the government securities market is more opaque than they realized. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.

4
May

Will the Buy-Side Become Fixed Income Liquidity Providers?

Due to liquidity constraints, are buy-side fixed income traders prepared to play a more active role as price- makers on electronic trading platforms? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

12
Apr

TCA Trends: Venue Analysis Tops Buy-Side Priorities

It’s no secret that institutional traders are utilizing transaction cost analysis (TCA) for equities trading as a tool for measuring execution quality and reducing slippage against trading benchmarks. But now that TCA has matured in equities, the question is where is TCA moving next?

29
Jun

Liquidity and Fixed Income Trading — Trends to Keep in Mind (Part 2)

Corporate Bonds By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director Electronic bond trading is in the spotlight as traders and investors focus on a potential liquidity crunch in the U.S. corporate bond market, setting the stage for an influx of fixed income trading platforms to match buyers and sellers. As dealers have pulled back from risk-taking, market participants …

23
Jun

Liquidity and Fixed Income Trading — Trends to Keep in Mind (Part 1)

US Treasuries By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director While media headlines have obsessed over a lack of liquidity in corporate bonds, some market experts appear to be more nervous about U.S. Treasuries, which is the largest and most liquid asset class in fixed income. Electronic trading has grown in U.S. Treasury bonds just as it has ...
23
Feb

Best Multi-Asset EMS: FlexTrade

Gone are the days when institutional trading usually meant equities trading only. In a world where other asset classes like fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives are increasingly traded electronically a la equities, FlexTrade Systems has evolved its product suite accordingly. “FlexTrade continues to make great strides in the multi-asset EMS space,” said Jamie Benincasa, …

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